The New York City Bar is now seeking nominations for its Annual Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award. The award recognizes extraordinary individuals whose actions and activities within the legal profession, particularly in New York City, embody the Statement of Diversity Principles by facilitating “diversity in the hiring, retention and promotion of attorneys and in the elevation of attorneys to leadership positions within our respective organizations.” Diversity Champions are leaders in the bar who create lasting change in organizations and establish an inclusive work environment. Nominees are evaluated on their excellence in one or more of the following essential components of leadership:

1.     Influencing Others

2.     Being a Role Model

3.     Continually Learning

4.     Cultivating Diverse Teams

5.     Innovating and Taking Risks

6.     Holding Oneself and Others Accountable for Diversity

7.     External Leadership Involvement

Please click here for more information on the award. Nomination materials can be submitted to Monica Parks, New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036; via email at; or via fax at (212) 869-2145.

The deadline for submission is Friday, February 17, 2017. We encourage you to nominate individuals within your network that embody these principles. Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions. The 2017 Nomination Form is available at the following link:

Many thanks for your continued support,

Gabrielle Lyse Brown
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
New York City Bar Association
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